Fulfillment

True fulfillment has little to do with the outside world of people, places and things. It’s essential┬áto satisfy our basic needs and obviously pleasurable to have what we want. However, once our survival is reasonably secure, how happy we are depends almost...

Find Your Joy

Dread is often a sign that something in your life needs to change. Toiling away at unsatisfying or stressful endeavors that don’t stretch your creativity or challenge your intellect depletes joy from your daily experience. Relationships that are adversarial or...

Ask Questions

When faced with a conundrum, it’s much more effective to ask a question than go straight for an answer. Because your awareness of what’s possible is limited to what you already know, looking for answers keeps you floundering around in familiar territory...

Get Serious!

About lightening up, that is. Since nobody knows what the future will bring, you may not have time to do it later. Postponing enjoyment until some hypothetical future when everything conforms to your standards is risky business. Life doesn’t have to be a serious...

Life is a Playground

It’s common to get weighed down by the increasing load of responsibility you accumulate as you age. Obligations, commitments and even goals can feel burdensome. This can sometimes interfere with your ability to remember your prime directive (which should be...

Internal Joy

Everyone wants to be happy. But the journey through life inevitably includes emotional states ranging from deep dissatisfaction to total fulfillment. And, even though you will experience the normal flux of conditions and circumstances, you can live in a way that...